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Posts Tagged ‘1960’s’

Blackglama 2.0

In art on 08/11/2011 at 2:13 pm

I was just check the statistics on my blog and saw that I had the highest amount of activity a few days ago on a post I did on Blackglama (I’m assuming that maybe it has something to do with the 1960’s obsession American’s are now having, myself included). BonjourLapin showed me a great podcast from The Age of Persuasion on Luxury Advertising, definitely worth giving a listen to! (click here)

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1950’s Housewife taking LSD

In Drugs on 01/17/2011 at 12:30 pm

I found this on stumbleupon today, haha.

 

My hot Grandparents

In Photography on 01/13/2011 at 12:23 am

My hot Grandparents is a Tumblr I found (click here) where people can upload vintage photographs of their Grandparents studding their stuff. I like the idea of ‘resparking’ their image on the digital world (ha), a vice for vanity our dear Grandparents didn’t get to experience. Upload some pictures of you hot Grandparent! I can’t get enough of vintage home photographs!

Hopefully a New Beginning?

In Weird on 04/30/2010 at 11:58 am

Obviously, I have been getting bored with this damn thing. Too much of me saying ‘OMG LUK MARK WAHLBERG GOT FAT,’ and not enough diversity in different subjects. So what I am looking for is a group of people that would be interested in contributing to Confused Expression to simply mix it up a bit. What I love about the internet is watching videos and finding random shit I think people haven’t seen to showcase here, however, in the rural lands of upstate New York it’s close to impossible (took me four hours to load a four-minute youtube video).

 

Vintage Family Photos

In Ancestory, Photography on 04/14/2010 at 8:02 pm


Photographer Melvin Sokolsky

In art, Photography on 04/12/2010 at 10:50 am

Photographer Melvin Sokolsky is most famous for these ‘bubble’ and flying images that he was commissioned for by Harper’s Bizarre in the 1960’s.

Picture of the Day

In Photography on 04/02/2010 at 12:09 pm

My friend Hugh discovered this on ffffound.com

You’re a vile, sorry little bitch!

In Bette Davis, Film, Joan Crawford on 03/17/2010 at 9:00 am

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (c. 1964) was intended to be Bette Davis and Joan Crawford’s second film together, unfortunately, the harsh rivalry between the two great stars led to Crawford ending her part who was replaced by Gone with the Wind’s Olivia de Havilland. During the short time Crawford worked on this film, Davis ordered that Coca-Cola be the only soft drink available on set… now if you know anything about Joan Crawford, you know that her last husband, Alfred Steele, was CEO of Pepsi Cola, Coca-Cola’s biggest rival. Steeled had died in 1959, which, five years later, Crawford wasn’t entirely over, this threw Crawford over the edge and she returned to California where she stayed in a hospital for months until Director Robert Aldrich replaced her with de Havilland. Above is a photograph I found for sale on eBay, a very rare shot as most of these photographs including Crawford were destroyed after she was released from the film. I do wish Crawford had been able to continue with this movie (she supposedly cried for 39 hours straight when she found out about being replaced over the radio), but I most certainly do not wish the interesting rivalry between Crawford and Davis never existed, I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t love a good cat fight?

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

In Bette Davis, Classic Hollywood, Film, Joan Crawford on 03/16/2010 at 1:40 pm

This was the first film I ever saw with Bette Davis and Joan Crawford, it’s definitely one of my favorite classics. What makes this movie even better is that both Davis and Crawford HATED each other. Throughout the creation of the film Davis and Crawford physically abused each other and one incident landed Crawford in the hospital where she had to get stitches in her head after Davis continuously kicked her (click here to see the scene). Definitely worth checking out!

Click here to see the trailer!

Click here to see Bette Davis singing I’ve Written a Letter to Daddy

The All American Family

In Photography, The Haggerty's on 02/22/2010 at 7:02 pm

This past summer I lived at my Grandparent’s house in Cooperstown, New York. Since the economy was so bad last summer finding work was difficult (I had three jobs that were all extremely part-time), which left me with a lot of free time to do family research as well as make a digital archive of family photographs and video. Here’s some of what I collected!